Michael Juenemann, 58 of Granite Falls, was recently charged by the Renville County Attorney’s Office with nine counts of tax-related felonies. According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Juenemann failed to file his own tax returns for 2012 through 2016 and didn’t pay individual income taxes from 2012 until 2015.
In all, Juenemann was charged with five felony counts of failing to file individual income tax returns and four felony counts of failure to pay income taxes, according to the Department of Revenue.
Juenemann works in Granite Falls as a professional accountant, where he has prepared and filed tax forms for more than 300 clients annually, the criminal complaint said. Juenemann admitted to state officials that he did not file income taxes or pay those taxes during the period in question.
Prior to his most recent legal troubles, Juenemann was charged with failure to pay taxes in 2009. Juenemann eventually reached a plea agreement with the Department of Revenue, and the charges were dropped. According to state law, tax-related felony charges carry up to a $10,000 fine and a maximum prison sentence of five years.